Caregivers, our schools, and our community are responsible for caring for the health and welfare of our youth. The Health & Safety Committee addresses health and safety issues related to the students and families. The activities of the Health & Safety Committee are designed to educate and inform caregivers about the health needs of children and how best to meet those needs. The Health & Safety Committee works to see that programs are available to meet the needs of our members.
Committee works closely with School Administrators, District Health & Safety Teams, the Budget & Legislation Committee and other community organizations, such as the Garden City Community Coalition. This Committee has Committee Chairperson(s) and School Building Representatives.
Thanks to all the amazing students who turned in fantastic Sun Safety posters for this month's contest. We're thrilled to announce the winners from all of our Primary and Elementary schools!
It's Bike Safety Month! The PTA Health & Safety Committee is celebrating the month with a variety of at-home and in-person bike safety learning opportunities designed to keep everyone safe while on two wheels!
Students in grades K-5 are invited to participate in a poster contest to promote bike safety. All posters should answer the question, "How I Practice Bike Safety." Completed posters should be submitted to the main office of your child's school by Friday, May 20.
Our Bike Safety Month activities culminate in a "Bike Rodeo," held in collaboration with Assemblyman Ed Ra, at the Middle School on Saturday, June 4, at 11 am. Students in grades K-5 are encouraged to bring their bikes and helmets to this fantastic hands-on community event. Check out the details in the graphic to the right, and contact Assemblyman Ra's office to register. We hope to see many new and experienced bikers there!
National PTA is proud to support the goals of Safer Internet Day by hosting an entire week of digital safety experiences February 7-11, 2022 to help PTAs and families create a safer, kinder, more inclusive online community together.
This interactive series will include something for everyone—PTA leaders, teachers and family members—including kids! You can attend all our sessions or pick the one that’s right for you.
Google's Be Internet Awesome Resources:
National PTA's TikTok Guide for Parents: https://www.pta.org/docs/default-source/files/programs/pta-connected/tiktok-toolkit-2019-2020/tiktok-guide-for-parents-revised.pdf
October 3-9, 2021 is Fire Prevention Week. The PTA have been working closely with the Garden City Fire Dept. to coordinate firefighter visits to our Primary schools. We also donated copies of a fire safety book, "Plan and Prepare (Fire Safety)", to the primary schools. This year's theme is "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety". Find out more here.
Fire Safety Quiz:
The Garden City PTA has been working on a campaign to educate Village residents about NYS traffic laws regarding stopped school buses. District-wide, parents have witnessed an increasing number of motorists passing stopped school buses in the morning and at dismissal, which presents a grave hazard to school children boarding and exiting the buses. In response, we have produced an online quiz and a one-page bus safety flyer with informational graphics, which clarifies the law and explains the consequences for not stopping.
We encourage you to take the quiz and see how well you know the law!
Support this campaign with our "Don't Pass the Flash" car magnet. Please contact email@example.com if you would like a car magnet and raise awareness!
See how well you know the law!
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